“Jewels of the Mughal Emperors and Maharajas” – Miho Museum, Japan

Sheikh Ahmed Al-Thani from the Royal Family of Qatar was to showcase his extraordinary collection of original Jewels from the Mughal Emperors and Maharajas at the Miho Museum in Kyoto, Japan on 1st October 2016. This Museum is an iconic building designed by the world famous architect I.M.PEI and set in a heart of a splendid forest nestled amongst beautiful Mountains and Lakes.

Umang Hutheesing was invited as an expert assistant for this exhibition, “Jewels of the Mughal Emperors and Maharajas and he was commissioned to create authentic royal costumes which include Jama (Angarkha), Pagh , Kamar Bandh, Carpet, Bolsters, Cushions and other textiles from 17th and 19th centuries that lend to the elegance of the grand display.

 

This exhibition presents 181 treasured jewels of the Mughal Emperors and Maharajas, carefully selected from the Al- Thani Collection. The jeweled arts and jades made in the Indian subcontinent under royal patronage represent some of the highest examples of man’s creative endeavor. It was a rare honor and privilege to work with, and present one’s costumes and textile with such rare and original art.

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